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Diascia 'Strawberry Coloursplash' is a fast growing, compact plant that gives long lasting floral displays for bedding, containers and cottage style gardens. It has small leaves and pale pink flowers, but has a profusion of blooms, giving a frothy effect. It flowers from spring, through summer and on into autumn. It is an easy care plant. It prefers an open moist soil. Fertilise with a liquid fertiliser. If the plant begins to be leggy and open, cut back by a third to rejuvenate.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Slugs and snails
Planting season: Spring.
Types of fertiliser: Liquid feed through the warmer months.